We serve our clients in a wide array of fields, including Corporate and Finance, Asset Management and Private Investment, Intellectual Property and Technology, Estates, Trusts and Private Transactions. As trusted advisors, we support our clients in all their needs to meet the highest expectations across all of our practice areas.
We provide effective, pragmatic and comprehensive legal services supporting companies across all aspects of their business operations, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, buy-out, carve-out and spin-off transactions, as well as debt and equity financing.
Our team has a well-rounded practice in asset management and private investment, and regularly advises clients on a wide array of subjects, including direct investments and co-investments, divestitures and recapitalizations, private equity, venture capital, minority & strategic investments.
We regularly advise our clients on how to best integrate intellectual property law protections into their business strategies, dealing on a daily basis with trademark, copyright and trade secret issues, e-commerce matters, licensing, outsourcing and technology transactions, data security and privacy.
Our firm regularly addresses questions and solves issues on a variety of subjects in the area of estates, trusts and asset protection, including estate planning and estate claim proceedings, business succession planning, asset protection planning and family partnerships.
A solid and structured company governance is the key for any successful business. Our firm advises leading and emerging companies providing guidance and strategic advice on the full range of international and domestic governance. Our team regularly supports companies with implementing new governance bylaws, rules and regulations, auditing compliance and evaluating disclosure issues.
We provide effective, pragmatic and comprehensive legal services supporting private and public companies across all stages of merger and acquisition transactions. Our team’s resources and experience are applied to the full spectrum of transaction our clients may encounter, including, among others, negotiated and unsolicited mergers, joint ventures, buy-outs and minority investments.
Planning, preparation and due diligence are essential to lead buy-out, carve-out and spin-off transactions. Our team’s experience and knowledge in this area allows our clients to achieve efficiency and optimize profitability by guiding transaction to closing, anticipating and addressing issues that may arise for both buyers and sellers.
We counsel business owners on how to obtain equity or debt financing when they require initial or additional capital for their enterprises. Our equity and debt financing lawyers advise lenders and equity investors, investment funds and companies on all aspects of syndicated and bilateral debt financing, including debt restructuring, compositions with creditors, other debt settlements and restructurings.
We have gained an extensive and international experience in private equity transactions. We regularly advise asset managers on a wide array of subjects, including direct investments and co-investments across all asset types. We represent our clients in acquisitions of equity interests, such as stock and membership interests and on co-investments, in which our clients may be investing alongside other investors or funds into a specific portfolio asset.
We draw on our experience in M&A transactions and complex cross-border matters to provide cost-effective and bespoke solutions, facilitating leveraged and dividend recapitalizations, split-ups of partnerships and companies, dissolutions and liquidation of corporations, management buyouts and transfer of stock. Our team has valuable experience on these topics and can address tax implications, contractual obligations and all related facets of divestiture and recapitalization transactions.
Our clients look to seize every possible opportunity to maximize profits and growth, relying on our ability to face and overcome the challenges that today’s market environment presents, including competition for sourcing quality deals and contentious negotiations. Our private equity and venture capital expertise allow us to provide valuable legal advice and strategy to clients at every stage of the fund lifecycle. With a thorough knowledge of the global regulatory framework trends, our team is capable to deal with a wide range of complex and high-value deals worldwide.
Our team has a committed and well-rounded practice in strategic minority investments. We have represented a number of investors, target companies and management teams in non-control and strategic minority transactions over the years. Our practice includes representing and assisting clients in varied investments helping them to achieve their business objectives and gain an edge over competitors.
Our team members understand that your company invests heavily in building your ideas, technology, products and brands. We advise clients on brand management, brand enforcement, patent litigation, patent prosecution, copyright, IP litigation, trade secrets, IP transactions, tax and IP advisory, and marketing, advertising and promotions. Members of our team are highly skilled in protecting client interests from the challenges posed by counterfeits and diversion. We can advise you on how to best integrate intellectual property law protections into your business strategies, pursuing counterfeiters and diverters and preventing the illegal distribution of your products.
Our team operates at the intersection of technological innovation and the law. We help technology companies, and other businesses that use technology, to accomplish their objectives efficiently and creatively. With a breadth and depth technical knowledge and legal experience, our attorneys address the unique challenges arising when your business involves e-commerce, including compliance with applicable Internet law and technology law requirements. We provide all levels of regulatory and business representation to Internet-service providers, Intranet-service firms, technology and communications companies, software developers and end-user corporations. Our clients are engaged in a variety of businesses, including B2B and B2C online sales, online services providers, software development and many other lines of business.
IP assets increasingly drive business deals as more and more companies realize the value of innovation, as well as potential pitfalls of mismanaging IP rights in the global market. We lead negotiations and structure transactions driven by innovation or technological opportunities, representing a broad range of clients in all types of industries. These include joint ventures, strategic alliances, licenses, outsourcing, collaborations and other strategic commercial agreements.
Our team focuses on the evolving business, technological and legal issues relating to the security and privacy of networks and data. We understand the interplay of privacy requirements with labor and employment laws, consumer protection laws and other local laws. We advise on privacy policies, data storage, retention and destruction, privacy complaints and investigations, disputes, data access requests and transfer and disclosure agreements, offering the full range of solutions our clients need to operate in today’s data-driven marketplace.
Our mission is always to protect each client’s real estate and rights. We regularly address questions and solve Estate Claim Proceedings related on a variety of issues in this area, including title insurance, covenants and restrictions on land, easements, access, boundary lines, trespass, and property damage. We build relationships with our clients to help them protect their wealth and the people they care about, managing complicated family issues and achieve financial goals.
Business Succession and transfer of ownership require a deep evaluation and each choice must be carefully analyzed before moving forward. We assist our clients through the different stages of the process, as many legal topics are involved and overlooking one detail could thwart your intentions and jeopardize your business at all. We help you to secure a successful transition of the enterprise.
Business entities can be used to establish a legal separation between you and certain assets. While many legal tools are available for protecting your assets and avoid claims of creditors, it is crucial to consult with an experienced team of lawyers in order to draft a reliable and solid plan. We can help you to put your needs in practice.
Family Partnerships could be the right way to develop a financial strategy for shifting ownership of assets to your family members without losing management or control. We know how to get advantage and maximize benefits from your investment, which may include tax reductions as well as protection from liabilities and claims.
Our practice covers a wide spectrum of business matters, including International Business & Trade, Litigation and Arbitration, Insolvency and Restructuring, Global Mobility & Employment. We are committed to bring value to our clients by providing strategic and creative advice to achieve specific goals and solve sophisticated legal issues.
Thanks to our committed and well-rounded expertise on complex cross-border transactions and multi-jurisdictional issues, we support companies across all aspects of international business & trade, including entity formation and organization, joint ventures and strategic alliances, business agreements and commercial contracts, customs and product importation.
Our corporate litigation expertise can provide you a strategic and structured representation across the full spectrum of corporate and commercial litigation issues, from product liability to business and commercial disputes, from corporate, shareholder & derivative lawsuits to risk management and EPC disputes.
Our team is actively involved in insolvency and restructuring matters, for both debtors and creditors, providing guidance and assistance on a wide array of subjects including acquisitions from bankruptcy and other distressed investments, out-of-court restructurings, cross-border insolvency, creditors’ and committees’ representation.
Our outstanding global mobility practice helps our clients navigate the local laws of the countries where they operate and all of the intertwined issues connected therewith, including immigration matters, employee transfers & secondments, safety & health at work and Employee Stock Ownership Plans.
We assist entrepreneurs in the formation and organization of all types of legal entities, providing guidance on how to make the most appropriate choices on managerial and corporate governance matters. We prepare and file all the documents required to establish a business in compliance with applicable laws, including articles of incorporation or organization, by-laws and tax identification number applications. We know that choosing the appropriate business entity is critical for the future of a business, and therefore take the time to grasp the nuances of our clients’ operation to deliver them the best result possible.
Strategic alliances are an essential tool for achieving corporate targets. We counsel and negotiate joint ventures agreement and strategic alliances involving the creation of new entities, complex contractual collaborations, licensing arrangements, and product development, manufacturing and marketing alliances. We provide assistance at every stage of a project as our clients benefit from our well-rounded expertise on complex cross-border transactions and multi-jurisdictional issues.
Business agreements and commercial contracts are the pillars of successful business relationships. Having a contract that contains no ambiguity, loopholes, or hidden clauses is critically important to the success of any deal and prevent costly litigation. Our team advises and assists clients in all phases of the contracting process, from negotiation and bidding, through review and preparation of agreements.
Our team has extensive experience regarding the main aspects of exportation of products worldwide, including representation of clients before local port officials and agency headquarters, thanks to our international network of best-friends professionals. Most frequently, matters handled include tariff classification and valuation issues, rulings and internal advice proceedings, penalty and mitigation proceedings, country of origin and marking issues, drawback claims and duty preferences. We routinely assist our clients on customs valuation issues and methodology, including the relationship between valuation and transfer pricing. Our team is also frequently called upon to draft and review international commercial agreements and to ensure proper application of Incoterms® and other international sales law principles.
The development of the global marketplace and a borderless commerce makes product liability a highly emerging risk. With in-depth knowledge and experience of the regulatory compliance industry, we work closely with clients to advise on risk management representing companies facing legal disputes ranging from product liability litigation involving commercial disputes to claims concerning personal injury and wrongful death, along with the resources necessary to manage this high and complex mass tort issues.
The business sector is highly multi-faced and complex. Our corporate litigation expertise can provide you a strategic and structured representation across the full spectrum of corporate and commercial litigation issues throughout every stage of business cycle. We advise clients on all aspects of business operations including corporate governance, breach and interference of contracts, risk management, growth opportunities and fraud and deceptive trade practices.
Corporate mismanagement can be detrimental not only to shareholders but also to the profitability of your business and the financial markets. We are experienced in the full spectrum of corporate, shareholder & derivative disputes, from safeguarding corporate goals to providing advice to shareholders, from corporate torts to fiduciary duty’s breach, including professional negligence. We also represent clients in shareholder derivative actions, directors and officers claims and high-profile corporate matters.
A legal support that fully understands the commercial and technical aspects of your business is crucial to face the industry competition and manage related risks. Thanks to an extensive experience in the full range of engineering projects, our team structures contracting strategies which fit our clients’ commercial and financial requirements by drafting all of the standard and tailor-made contracts to meet your specific needs.
We have extensive experience in distressed investments and bankruptcy acquisition transactions. Leveraging our deep experience in distressed investing matters, the unique combination of M&A expertise and complex cross-border knowledge allows our team to cover all aspects of insolvency investments and acquisitions. Our professionals have worked, both domestically and internationally on a wide range of restructuring and distressed debt transactions acting for corporates, private equity clients, directors and other investors.
Out-of-Court Restructuring is a nonjudicial process through which a financially troubled company and its significant creditors reach an agreement for adjusting the company's obligations. Our team has a well-established record of accomplishment of success in assisting clients in devising viable restructuring plans, preparing business plans and appropriate supporting projections. Thanks to our deep understanding and knowledge of insolvency matters, we are also frequently involved in negotiating the terms of the agreed restructuring plan and its implementation.
We are regularly retained in bankruptcy cases presenting multi-jurisdictional and cross-border issues. We understand that the lack of uniformity of the insolvency proceedings in different countries requires counsel capable of handling often-conflicting legal regimes, both substantively and procedurally. Our firm acts on behalf of domestic and multinational corporations providing a broad range of business advisory and crisis management skills to navigate clients through the turmoil of situations involving financially troubled companies.
We have a widespread experience in all forms of complex financial and operational restructurings and insolvency proceedings, including representing distressed investors, creditors and committees in all restructuring efforts. We know that our clients look to seize every possible opportunity to maximize returns and growth and formulate pragmatic, timely, and effective strategies to the fullest extent permitted by law to meet goals and obtain the best return under the circumstances.
We provide a wide range of services on global mobility, at a time when it has become increasingly difficult for employers to navigate a maze of laws and regulations governing immigration matters. Thanks to our extensive expertise in the field and an international network of best-friends professionals, our global mobility practice helps our clients navigate the local laws of the countries where they operate and all of the intertwined issues connected therewith, including immigration, employment, compensation, employee benefits, taxation, and social insurance.
We have the agility and experience to help employers transfer, second or relocate company’s workforce abroad, as all these tasks must be addressed on a comprehensive and integral approach. In addition to assisting companies in preparing applications for immigrant and non-immigrant visas and other work authorizations, we provide advice on all related topics, which include compliance with applicable tax and employment laws.
As workplace safety & health regulations continue to change, compliance is like a moving target. We assist companies in drafting and implementing Safety & Health Programs and policies in accordance with the best work practices as well as any standards and regulations issued by OSHA or any other governmental authority. From developing and implementing compliance programs to helping our clients, we provide full-service compliance representation focused on helping employers avoid unnecessary liability risks.
As part of our transactional practice, our attorneys guide clients through complex employee benefits issues arising in a wide variety of corporate transactions, including all aspects of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), from design, planning to implementation and financing. While ESOPs are important corporate tools, their ability to meet the business objectives of a company must be carefully evaluated before proceeding with any required commitment. Our team brings years of experience and innovative solutions to meet our clients’ business and fiduciary needs.